The resignation of Brian Faulkner, Minister for Commerce, from the Northern Ireland government put pressure on Terence O'Neill and highlighted the division within the Unionist Party.
- Title Brian Faulkner Resigns
- 1st Broadcast 24/01/1969
- ContributorJohn Howard (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:33
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Brian Faulkner Resigns
- Extended description
Brian Faulkner gives his reasons for resigning, the main one being the establishment of the Cameron Commission or the 'Royal Commission'.
John Howard also questions Faulkner about the leadership of the Unionist Party and if he has ambitions to become leader. Faulkner denies that this is his motivation. Faulkner also states that he hopes to remain on as an ordinary member of parliament with the support of his Unionist colleagues.
A RTÉ News interview with Brian Faulkner about his resignation as Minister for Commerce in the Northern Ireland government.
This report was broadcast on 24 January 1969.
- Local keywords Northern Ireland, 1969, The Troubles, Brian Faulkner, Stormont, Terence O'Neill, Cameron Commission, Royal Commission, John Howard
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Belfast
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1969
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier N339/0069C
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
Brian Faulkner Resigns
Broadcast - 24/01/1969
Clip Length - 00:02:33
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Clip Length - 00:02:45
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Broadcast - 29/01/1969
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